FNP a Partner of FameLab 2014

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The Foundation for Polish Science has for the third time become a partner of the Polish edition of the FameLab competition organized by the Copernicus Science Centre and the British Council.

The aim of the competition is to popularize science and seek out new, charismatic personalities from the exact, natural, medical, agricultural and technical sciences who can explain in simple terms what purpose is served by their research.

The FameLab competition dates back to 2005 when it was set up by the organizers of the Cheltenham Festivals. The British Council joined the project in 2007. Today FameLab has local editions in over 20 countries around the world. Poland became one of them three years ago.

The competition is open to scientists representing the natural, exact, technical, agricultural and medical sciences (at any stage of their scientific careers) as well as fourth- and fifth-year students.

The prize for the winner is PLN 30,000 for research and PLN 5,000 as a personal prize. The winner of the Polish edition of FameLab will take part in the competition’s international finals to be held in Cheltenham (UK) as part of the Cheltenham Science Festival.

To take part in FameLab, entrants need to fill out a registration form on the http://famelab.org.pl website by 31 January 2014 and to prepare a video lasting a maximum of 3 minutes and popularizing research from the exact, natural, technical, agricultural or medical sciences.

In the next two steps of the competition, finalists will present their research problems on stage in front of a panel of judges and before an audience.

We encourage you to take part!